Maui Ocean Center

Currently Closed
  • Address: 192 Ma'alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, 96793, Maui, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8082707000
  • Fax: +1-8082707070
  • Ticket Price: 26 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Aquarium, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

Maui Ocean Center - Review

Maui Ocean Center has a great variety of moray eels, tropical reef fish, octopus, sharks, stingrays, green sea turtles and much, much more! All of the animals kept at this particular center have been rescued or are found in the Hawaiian waters. Approximately twenty five percent of these belong only to Hawaii and cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Maui Ocean Center is notably also in compliance with a County of Maui ordinance which states the prohibition of the exhibit of cetaceans which means dolphins and whales. Do not miss to discover these fascinating mammals, along with monk seals, through interpretive displays in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Maui Itinerary 2 Days.

Maui Ocean Center Information

  • Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Maui Ocean Center is ADA compliant. Strollers are currently not available.
  • For entrance to Maui Ocean Treasure gift shop, you may enter through the Front Gate. Gift shop items are also available online.
  • Shirt and shoes are required at all times and all clothing appropriate for a family environment.
  • In accordance with Hawai‘i state law, Maui Ocean Center is a smoke-free facility. With your admission receipt, you can exit the Front Gate and smoke outside of the facility, at least 30ft from any windows or doors, and return to the Aquarium.
  • No outside food or beverage (of any type) are allowed at Maui Ocean Center.
  • Photography and video is permitted throughout the park for personal enjoyment only.

Maui Ocean Center Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $25.95
  • Child (3-12): $18.95
  • Senior (65): $22.95
  • These are daily prices, for weekly passes and other prices- please refer to the official website. 

How To reach Maui Ocean Center by Public Transport

  • Highway 30 to the Ma`alaea Harbor.Drive to Hauoli Street. 

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Things to Know Before Visiting Maui Ocean Center

  • 79.61% of people who visit Maui include Maui Ocean Center in their plan

  • 61.45% of people start their Maui Ocean Center visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Maui Ocean Center

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

67.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maui Ocean Center

People normally club together Pacific Whale Foundation and Kealia Pond while planning their visit to Maui Ocean Center.

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  • The island of Maui's aquarium. Easy to get to off the highway, the construction made it hard to find. Fun for the whole family. Great to learn about the creatures of the sea before snorkeling. Cafeteria had many options including Dole Whip. Well kept tide pool to feel the starfish and sea cucumbers. My favorite part of the experience was the shark tank and tunnel. A staff member scuba dives and talks to the audience, which was a great show and the staffed taught me many factors about the animals. The gift shop is huge and can be a one stop shop for all the souvenirs a tourist would want.

  • A Maui must see! We just returned from a trip to Maui and loved every minute of it. The Ocean Centre was a highlight of the trip. We participated in the "behind the scenes" tour and it did not disappoint. The small tours are in addition to the admission fee, but we found the $15 USD/person was more than reasonable. Our guide took us into the lab where we were educated on the aquarium's sustainability and reef rehabilitation programs. The wet lab was smaller than we expected, but we still appreciated the opportunity to learn about the aquarium management and release programs. We then fed the sea turtles and the residents of nursery bay. As a scientist it was an amazing opportunity. As an added bonus, the guide recorded which turtles and sharks ate for the aquarium's records, which added a level of validity to the tour. We toured the facility on our own in the morning for approximately 2-hours, which was plenty of time, then went on the small group tour. However, as the day progressed more people arrived, so you may need more time later in the day. They also provided a wheelchair to a member of our group free of charge, whom had been injured the day before. This was an amazing service and the building was very accessible, which meant we were all able to enjoy the tour.

  • This aquarium is great! We had so much fun, all the fish they have are beautiful, and native to Hawaii, so it was very educational. It was fun to see so many of the same fish I had seen snorkeling earlier that morning! The demonstrations were also really great! We did the touch pool demo where many of the sea stars and urchins were pulled up closer so you could feel them, we did the sea turtle demo where they feed the turtles and talk about their habits and life span, and lastly the live dive into the shark tank! All 3 were awesome and educational! I wish we had come in the morning so we could have seen the rest of the demos since there were quite a few we missed. We were here for about 3.5 hours, I wish we had like 1 more hour here, that would have been just enough time! The entire aquarium was clean, the staff was friendly, and everything to look at was beautiful!

  • We loved the Maui Ocean Center! We got a private lunch, took lots of pictures and saw lots of unique fish. My husband loves aquarium so he really wanted to go here on our trip. Their little shop had lots of cool stuff in it too! We bought a few souvenirs while we were at the Ocean Center.

  • Not worth the price of admission. It took my 6, 3, and 2 year old an hour and a half to walk through the entire center. To pay over $100 for an hour of decent fun, the value wasn't there. The kids would have had an equally good time at a beach for free.

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